Takahē™ lucerne has been adapted to New Zealand grazing conditions.
Takahē™ is the first New Zealand bred lucerne variety to be commercially released for over 15 years. It has been bred for superior shoot density, and grows excellent quality forage with improved leaf: stem ratios compared to overseas varieties sold in NZ.
Similar total DM production over three years but improved persistence and quality characteristics to current market varieties.
Dormancy rating of 4 (1 = fully winter dormant and 10 = winter-active), so has a moderate to low level of winter production but good spring and excellent summer and autumn growth.